A trip and a life cut short!

Discussion in 'Let me tell you about my trip' started by Grandpa Don, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Active Member

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    Well, I thought I was going to get to use my newly aquired Pop up this last weekend. I've only owned it for a couple of weeks now, and last weekend was to be the maiden voyage. I took off work early in the afternoon on Friday and heading up Lake Isabella where I had paid for two nights of camping. I arrived before dark and proceeded to set things up. After that I fixed myself some dinner. Not much,, just chilibeans and bread washed down with Iced tea. I was really beginning to enjoy my first camping trip with a pop up.

    Then I got the TEXT message from my sister. It read "Gayle passed at 4 p.m. this afternoon." Gayle is my younger sister. She had been very ill for over a month, but had started to improve. It hit me like a hot poker in the pit of my stomach. I had just spent the weekend with her a month ago. After a good cry, I decided that I just could not stay the night by myself. So I decided to pack things up and head for home. I was onsite for only 4 hours. I finally got under way well after dark. I travelled the dark windy mountain road with occasional tears in my eyes until I reached the top of Walker Pass. I stopped there for a few minutes just to think about things. I arrived home safely at 9 p.m. and then the phone calls began. It was to be a nice weekend with Mother Nature, but Mother Nature had other ideas.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Grandpa Don

    Grandpa Don Active Member

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    Thanks.
     
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    So sad. Thought and prayers for you and your family.
     
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    So sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you and your family. When you are ready you will get your relaxing camping trip in.
     
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    My condolences.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    So sorry for your loss!!
     
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    I am sorry to hear of your loss.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     
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    You are in the prayers of both Lori (Bogglz) and I
     
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    Thanks to all for the kind comments. This was to be the first trip out with the camper. I was making a list of things that I forgot or still needed. In spike of all, there was one funny thing that happened that I would like to share. The entire campground was vacant. Not a soul around but me. I picked a camp site that had a water faucet and was close to the vault toilets. I even had two shade trees over the site to shield me from the mid-day sun. It was the perfect camp site, except for one thing. The wind came up a bit after I set up. That's when I discovered that I was directly down wind from the fish cleaning station. The smell of fish cleaning left-overs was strong in the air. It reminded me a lot of Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. It's just another thing to be aware of when picking a camp site.
     
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    Sorry to hear.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
     
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    Hoomi I write everything the voices in my head tell me.

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    Our condolences.
     
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    :sad: Sorry for your loss.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Rest assured, you will have more happy camping trips ahead!
     
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    Sorry to hear of your loss.
     
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